I'm in the process of rewriting a book I finished a couple of months ago, and I just read something helpful on the Writer's Almanac about Walt Whitman: "Whitman continued to add poems to Leaves of Grass and publish it in different editions throughout his life. It eventually went through nine different editions; Whitman compared the finished book to a cathedral that took years to build, or a tree with visible circles of growth. In the 1880s, the Society for the Suppression of Vice called it immoral in a Boston newspaper, and that's when it finally started to sell. Whitman used the money to buy a cottage in Camden, where he spent the rest of his life."
My book is called The Daily Dylanson Obituaries, but I think I might change it to "The Supression of Vice." Narly.
If any of you are wirters out there, and you need the ocassional pep talk like I do, I highly suggest looking up The Writer's Almanac http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/, and Kevin Alexander's blog http://blog.writersdigest.com/writerslife/ Both provide comfort, and colorful musings. I will share more resources as I discover them.